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Southcrest Recreation Center

What's Coming

Youth Flag Football

This league is for all skill levels. Teams will play other recreation centers in the area and have a chance to qualify for the city-wide tournament in March.
Season: August through December 2015
Divisions: Peewee, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u
Cost: $15 per player
All costs will go towards player awards and a year-end banquet
For more information please see our Flag Football Flyer or call 619-527-3413.

Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 23, 2015
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
There will be a costume contest, fun, prizes and games.
Volunteers are needed to help with the game booths.

Toys for Tots

Starts Monday, October 13 through November 20, 2015
Toys for Tots is a program that provides toys for low income families with children 12 years of age and younger. Families applying must qualify under country low-income guidelines to be eligible.

Teen Night

Teen Night on Friday nights includes a variety of activities and field trips for pre – teens and teens ages 12 to 17 to keep them off the streets, and to get more involved with participating recreation center such as Southcrest Recreation Center. There will be cooking classes, art activities, PS3 and X-box games, special events, sport activities, video game trucks, padre games, and much more. Southcrest will be the place on Friday Nights to hang-out with friends in a safe environment. Best of all... It's FREE!!!

Weight Room

Monday through Thursday 1:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Friday 1:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Ages: 12 and up
$10 per month, paid only at every first of the month. Any payments made after only valid through end of month.

Kick Boxing Class

Starts June 9, 2015
Tuesday & Thursday
Ages: 8 to 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Southcrest Teen Center/After-school Teen Program

Tutoring, tournaments, field trips and monthly special events!
Monday through Friday
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14
Cost: Free

Ceramics Class

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14
Cost: Free

Southcrest Recreation Center offers Ceramics Classes, Cooking Classes, Youth/Adult Soccer Leagues, Youth Flag-Football Leagues, Youth Basketball leagues, and Baseball Leagues as well as Recreational open gym Basketball.

For more information please call 619-527-3417.

Register Online!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three.

Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's information when completing a New Account. Adding family members after successfully creating an account can be completed later.

Please note: An email which includes a confirmation message will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.


The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


History of the Center

The Southcrest Civic Club built the original building at this site, then donated it to the City of San Diego. Materials and labor were donated by local merchants, residents and labor unions. The center was dedicated in 1950.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Proceed two blocks and turn left on Newton Avenue. The center is on the left.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 11, 955.